PRC Scholarship Programme

With the rapid growth of the Greater China market, we recognised that having strong local capability to deliver our full range of legal services to Chinese clients is fundamental to meeting the needs of our clients and growing our business in the Asian region.

To achieve this we need to increase our pool of local language speakers, leverage their deep local knowledge and connections and at the same time build their international expertise. Hence we wish to award scholarships to top talent from leading universities in China.

We welcome applications from:

  • Law students from leading universities in China who are in their penultimate/final year of undergraduate/postgraduate studies; and
  • Native Mandarin speakers with fluent English skills


We offer scholars the opportunity to:

Study in London

Spend 8 months in London to undertake a Law Conversion Course (PGDL), with option to convert the qualification into a Master's degree through the completion of an additional 60-credit research module.

Study in Hong Kong

Spend a year in Hong Kong to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL).


On completion of the above, join us as a Trainee Solicitor in Hong Kong. This is a 2-year training contract during which scholars will work full-time in our Hong Kong office and have at least one 6-month rotation in either our Shanghai, Beijing, London or Australia offices. Refer to our Hong Kong Training Contract webpage for more details.


Completion of Training Contract to become a Hong Kong qualified solictor


We offer an international arbitration internship programme in our Hong Kong office. 

So, if you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student or a recent graduate not yet admitted to practice (civil or common law jurisdiction) who’s interested in experiencing a leading international arbitration practice, we’d like to hear from you.

As an intern, you’ll work alongside our international arbitration team full-time for three months. You’ll be coached by some of our leading international arbitration lawyers, for some of the world’s largest organisations, in one of the major arbitration centres of the region. Gaining a first-hand understanding of both the legal and commercial aspects of this practice and could be involved in a variety of projects – from assisting with current arbitration matters and conducting research to writing papers and journal articles.


We accept applications for 2021 International Arbitration Internship from 1 August to 31 August 2020.